JACKSONVILLE –The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed QB Nathan Rourke from the practice squad to the active roster, the team announced today.
Rourke originally signed a reserve/future contract with Jacksonville on January 6, 2023. During the 2023 preseason, Rourke completed 23-of-35 passes for 348 yards and one touchdown. Prior to joining the Jaguars, he was drafted by the CFL's BC Lions in 2020 and played with the Lions from 2021-22. He appeared in 22 games (11 starts) from 2021-22 and completed 300-of-395 passes for 4,035 yards and 28 TDs. Rourke completed 78.7 of his passes in 2022, setting a new CFL record and earned the CFL's award for Most Outstanding Canadian.
Rourke played at Ohio University from 2017-19 and threw for 7,457 yards and 60 TDs in three seasons, leading the Bobcats to three consecutive bowl victories. He was born in British Columbia and grew up in Oakville, Ontario.